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Whatchamacallit 11: Mr. Ben for April

Since 2009 I’ve had a calendar of firefighters on my wall.

For the first 9 years, it was the Colorado Firefighters Calendar, which supports the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

However, as time went by, I became less and less enchanted with the calendar: it started out slick, but it became slicker. With the main photos, […]

My favorite German office: the Customs Office

Yes, I know, some members of the expat community are unhappy with the German Customs Office because they weren’t notified that a package was waiting for them: to my friend, Heidelbergerin, I am sympathetic.

I’m annoyed because the German Customs Office seems to have it out for me. Normal mail seems to spend six weeks […]

Merry Christmas

Remember this?

Well, today is the 24th, and 23 doors have been opened.

But wait, there’s one more:

Another Kinder Überraschung egg, with a surprise inside, awaits.

Once assembled, the toy took […]

June’s Firefighter

Not to my taste.

Now that June's here, I am depressed not just by the constant rain…

I have no events scheduled today.

My Google Calendar sends me this every morning.

All too often it reminds me how little I have on my calendar.

Makes me feel sad.